Oprah on Hillary Clinton: ‘You don’t have to like her’

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 Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Rodham Clinton


Oprah Winfrey endorsed Hillary Clinton in June, but she hasn’t spoken out much on the Democratic candidate’s behalf. But in an interview set to air next Thursday, she explained to the American public that there is really only one choice.

“The reason why I haven’t been vocal, other than saying I’m with her, is because I didn’t know what to say that could actually pierce through all the noise and the chaos and the disgusting vitriol that’s going on and actually be heard,” Winfrey told the Dallas-based pastor T.D. Jakes in the hour-long interview.

“But there really is no choice, people. All the people sitting around talking about they can’t decide. This is what I what I wanna say — wait a minute,” she said as Jakes tried to interrupt. “I hear this all the time. You get into conversations — and there’s not a person in this room who hasn’t been in this same conversation — where people say, ‘I just don’t know if I like her.’”

But, she insisted, that is the wrong question to be asking. “She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her,” she said. “You don’t have to like her. Do you like this country? Do you like this country? You better get out there and vote. Do you like the country? Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like this country? OK. Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue?”

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